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Home Assistant - Open Source Home Automation

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Open-source home automation that puts local control and privacy first. Powered by a worldwide community of tinkerers and DIY enthusiasts. Perfect to run on a Raspberry Pi or a local server.

2 major players in the Open Source 

Privacy first -
  • you control your data/integrations
  • stored locally
  • no cloud involved unless you allow it
HA - has 3 different use cases:
  • Observe - tracks the state of all devices in your home
  • Control - Interact with your devices via UI or mobile app
  • Automate - set up rules to perform tasks when you leave the house or during certain times of the day

The founder's vision - https://www.home-assistant.io/blog/2016/01/19/perfect-home-automation/
  • The perfect App is no App - home automation should blend your current workflow, not replace it
  • Home automation should run at home

Community Cookbook (Automation Examples)
DEMO Link - https://demo.home-assistant.io/

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